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Hide ssid from specific APs, is it possible?

Hello Experts,

Can i hide specific ssid from specific APs?

Is there any method avilable ?

If yes then can you please tell me the config ??

THANKS IN ADVANCE.

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VIP Purple

Hide ssid from specific APs, is it possible?

Hi,

Yes, it is possible.

You can use AP Groups to define what AP's will have what SSID's.

By creating AP Groups you can control  What SSIDs advertise on which APs, What dynamic interface map to each AP group (to reduce the broadcast size while having the same SSID).

Here are the 2 links which helps u to configure AP groupes.

http://mrncciew.com/2013/05/30/configuring-ap-groups/

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_configuration_example09186a008073c723.shtml

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VIP Purple

Hide ssid from specific APs, is it possible?

Hi ,

Can you please tell me , is I can delete Default Group from WLC?

As per my knowledge you cant delete this.

If you dont have any AP group then by default this group applies to all AP.

Regards

Dont forget to arte helpful posts

VIP Purple

Hide ssid from specific APs, is it possible?

Hi,

Yes CSC is really good platform to put your all queries related to cisco devices and there are many experts are alwayes avilable here to resolve the problems.

Fell free to posts your problems.

gald that my posts helped you. Thanks for rating

Regards

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VIP Purple

Hide ssid from specific APs, is it possible?

Hi,

Yes, it is possible.

You can use AP Groups to define what AP's will have what SSID's.

By creating AP Groups you can control  What SSIDs advertise on which APs, What dynamic interface map to each AP group (to reduce the broadcast size while having the same SSID).

Here are the 2 links which helps u to configure AP groupes.

http://mrncciew.com/2013/05/30/configuring-ap-groups/

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_configuration_example09186a008073c723.shtml

Regards

Dont forget to rate helpful posts.

New Member

Hide ssid from specific APs, is it possible?

Thanks Sandeep,

Can you please tell me , is I can delete Default Group from WLC?

Thanks

VIP Purple

Hide ssid from specific APs, is it possible?

Hi ,

Can you please tell me , is I can delete Default Group from WLC?

As per my knowledge you cant delete this.

If you dont have any AP group then by default this group applies to all AP.

Regards

Dont forget to arte helpful posts

New Member

Hide ssid from specific APs, is it possible?

Thanks sandeep.

Really great that CSC is providing quick solutions.I will posts my all queries.

Thanks again .

VIP Purple

Hide ssid from specific APs, is it possible?

Hi,

Yes CSC is really good platform to put your all queries related to cisco devices and there are many experts are alwayes avilable here to resolve the problems.

Fell free to posts your problems.

gald that my posts helped you. Thanks for rating

Regards

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Hide ssid from specific APs, is it possible?

Can i hide specific ssid from specific APs?

Is this controller-based or autonomous AP?

With autonomous AP, you can.  For instance, you have an SSID called BLAH.  And you want this SSID to be hidden in three APs but not hidden in four APs.  Yes, this is possible.

In controller-based AP, no this is not possible.  You will need to create a different SSID if you want one that is either hidden or not.

Ok, now why would you want to do that?  Hidden SSID is so "old fashion".  Might work for your house but it won't work for enterprise-grade wireless.  This is due to the fact that some wireless sniffers, like Kismet (for example), can immediately identify what your hidden SSID is and even give users what the SSID is.  Hence, this is no longer applicable in enterprise wireless network.

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